GLOUSTER, Ohio — The Eastern softball team recorded its sixth straight win Wednesday night with a 13-0 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Trimble in Athens County.
Eastern (11-3, 8-1 TVC Hocking) opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the third on the strength of two hits. The Lady Eagles took advantage of three Trimble (2-12, 2-8) errors in the fourth inning and paired them with five hits to score six runs in the inning.
EHS scored five runs in the top of the fifth after getting three hits, drawing four walks, and reaching on an error. Trimble couldn’t rally in the fifth and fell victim to the mercy rule.
Cierra Turley earned the victory for Eastern after pitching five scoreless innings, in which she gave up two hits while walking two and striking out seven.
Brown received the loss for Trimble after giving up 13 runs on 10 hits and six walks in five innings. Brown struck out three batters.
Amber Moodispaugh and Paige Cline led Eastern with two hits apiece while Hayley Gillian, Brooke Johnson, Brenna Holter, Kiki Osborne, and Grace Edwards each had one hit. Gillian led the Lady Eagles with three runs scored while Johnson had four RBI.
Dolan and Savage had the lone hits for Trimble.
Eastern earned it’s fourth shutout victory of the year while this marks the ninth time they have scored 10 or more runs in a game this season.
EHS returns to action Friday when they host Federal Hocking at 5 p.m. in Tuppers Plains.